The face in the footstool: James Barclay’s rare clocks, Graham & Sallie Mulligan

Vol 45 no 4, Nov 2023
Article from Vol 45 no 4, Nov 2023

The face in the footstool: James Barclay’s rare clocks, Graham & Sallie Mulligan

Abstract:




Recycling ain’t what it used to be. Launceston clock and watch experts Graham and Sallie Mulligan came across a tapestry
footstool which their sharp eyes recognised as comprising re-used parts of an old clock. Further investigation revealed that the
parts came from a significant wall clock which had been retailed in Launceston by clockmaker James Barclay between his arrival
in 1834 and his death in 1845.



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